Insomnium

Insomnium Demo 1999 tracks

Lyrics

1. DYING CHANT

As I lay dying at the eve of my days
There is a void inside me, hollowed by the years

Tmie has made these scars, burned them in my soul
Mouldred this ugly figure of anguish and woe

Only death by my side, in the darkness waiting
I weep for what I've done, cry for what I've not

I beg for salvation, that cannot be found
Never in this life, not whit these memories

I have never shown regret or asked for forgiveness
I have never relented, no, or yielded to prayers

Only vision in my mind, as I give my life
How she hides her face, and turn away




2. VICIOUS CIRCLE COMPLETE

Now it's too late
Can't you hear the calling
We are no longer safe
Mankind is falling

Close behind until you see
All is swelling in incorporeality
We are rendering a service,
Inconsequence reigns
Vicious circle completes

What have we become more than
Traitors in the face of time

Disharmony unleashed,
What would satisfy your hunger
For there is no hope,
For there is no meaning

Inanimate spirit outbreaks the silence
Strangles the motion, catches the fire
Reflections define our failures
When everything is said and done

For there is no hope
For there is no meaning




3. UNMOURNED

When the days get shorter
And winter draws near
All that once was fair
Withers and dies
Thoughts of despair
Breeding in darkness
Growing from desolation
Decaying my sanity

If I would die away, drown in misery
Choke on these tears, who would mourn me
No one to light the candle, or weep on the grave
If I'd be gone forever, die of this grief

Forever gone

Would you kiss me goodbye
And hold me in your arms
If you were here with me
Heading towards the dark

The river runs black
Through these forgotten woods
I kneel down by the water
Wash my stained face
I let the stream take me
Carry away from here
To where I feel nothing
Where no pain can reach me




4. NUMEN DIVINUM

May the wind rise, and the storm awake
See the sky turn dark, clouds devour the sun
No moon or starlight to guide you in the night
Doomed to wander in dusk, grope in the shades

Time for retribution
Into nothingness I curse you all

I challenge the Almighty, forger of the skies
Above the ancient gods, I control the stars
Sun rests on my shoulders, moon lies on my brows
Over life and death, I have the power

You shall kneel before me, quiver under my anger
For I am your Majesty, Lord of the burning darkness
Those who dread me not, blasphemous deceivers
Fire will be your price, flames serve you right

The universe in my hands
Heavens collide before me
I shatter the constellations
Firmament shall fall down
World perish in flames
As I say one single word